• Fight for $15

    The BCFED is advocating for a $15/hr minimum wage no later than January 2019. Read our full submission to the Fair Wages Commission

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  • BC Pension Forum

    A full-day of education, debate and discussion on the issues and challenges facing pension leadership, occupational pension funds and investment.

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    Sign up for ongoing updates about the campaigns and issues that affect working people in BC.

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Latest News

Victoria—The BC NDP government’s first full budget charts a new course with bold investments in housing and childcare that will make life better and more affordable for working people, says the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED). “For 16 years the BC Liberals made decisions that benefited their rich...
Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour says it welcomes the appointment today by Premier John Horgan of MLA Mitzi Dean as the newly created Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. “It’s an important move to turn the tide on 16 years of BC Liberal policies that have hurt women...
Vancouver – In its first formal Throne Speech, BC’s NDP government covered a lot of ground outlining a plan to put people first and address the challenges faced by workers across the province, says the BC Federation of Labour. “It’s a refreshing change,” says BCFED President Irene...

About the BCFED


The BCFED and you

  • BCFED Health and Safety Centre

    The OH&S Centre can help meet your occupational health and safety training needs.

    Prevention Through Education
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  • Good jobs are Green jobs

    The labour movement is essential to making the transition to a sustainable green economy.

    That's why the BCFED has partnered with the environmental movement to create Green Jobs BC.
    Find out more
  • April 28 National Day of Mourning

    Every worker should come home safe and healthy after each shift. Sadly, that is still not the case in BC.

    Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living.
    Find out more

Message from the President


The labour movement is critical to the lives of working people. The BC Federation of Labour is the collective voice of workers in BC – representing half a million people who work in every aspect of our economy, in every region of the province.

We are a vital voice in shaping our growing communities. As a movement we tackle issues that impact everyone – safe workplaces, minimum wage, pension and retirement security, protection of public services, and so much more.

Our advocacy has made significant changes for the better – but we have more work to do. We must remain committed to the long-term project of building a province and an economy that works for everyone.

Our greatest strength is our people and our passion. I look forward to working with all of you in the years ahead, and advancing the campaigns and issues we know make a difference.

In solidarity,

    - Irene Lanzinger, President